The Harder They Fall 2021 Movie Review
The Harder They Fall is a breath of fresh air. Westerns are known for character-driven storytelling but are often dismissed as boring and indistinguishable. Not here. The Harder They Fall packs a unique punch. The acting is enthusiastic, the editing is flashy, and the cinematography is active.
This all contributes to a distinct vision that is genuinely refreshing, especially for a stale genre. Ultimately, The Harder They Fall delivers a modern flavor that energizes its classic setting. The music drives this home. Blending modern songs with western influences, the soundtrack bridges the gap between the contemporary style and the vintage backdrop.
Some might consider The Harder They Fall style without substance, but the writing does enough to dispel that criticism. It may be a basic story of dueling gangs, but that familiar narrative eases the modern fusion. Plus, the climatic scene unites the plotlines and adds emotional weight to the overall movie. Admittedly, the script isn’t special but it is just what the film needs. As a result, The Harder They Fall is a fun revival of a neglected genre that stands out for its unconventional presentation. It is definitely worth a watch.
Writing: 7/10 Direction: 9/10 Cinematography: 8/10 Acting: 8/10 Editing: 8/10 Sound: 8/10 Score/Soundtrack: 10/10 Production Design: 9/10 Casting: 8/10 Effects: 8/10
Overall Score: 8.3/10.